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    Hi everyone. I am having trouble understanding the following question : "Shylock deserved his fate" discuss with reference to jurisprudential concepts. What exactly does it mean by jurisprudential concepts? I'm asking because within these concepts there are philosopher who disagree on some matters. Also what concepts would you say are relevant in Shylock's case?

    I assume the Shylock you refer to is the shakespearan character?
    I haven't read the merchent of venice in a long time so I might not be a huge amount of help! Though I am now tempted to re-read it, so if I have any other thoughts I will let you know. For now I have had a quick flip through my copy.

    Jurisprudential concepts is simply asking you to reference relevent law, at that time there were laws in place to protect people who were not Venetian and so I would suggest considering whether you felt that these laws were infringed upon in any way? An example of something to consider is Antonios reaction in act 3, scene 3 to Shylcok when he asks for his bonds, he makes comment that Shylock cannot be denyed what is entitled to him by law.
    Obviously it is a lot more complex and you will have to look for other examples and take them all into consideration.
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